There’s no better way to experience the Scottish outdoors than sleeping in it. Enjoy warm summer nights lying underneath the stars at our summer campsite – open from 14 July to 28 August. Located in the centre of The Park, the campsite provides the perfect base for a plethora of holiday goers, and that includes you!
If a big family camping experience is what you’re looking for this summer, look no further. Not only do we have pre-pitched tents that allow you to bypass the tent pitching arguments, The Park is also home to some incredible attractions that will keep you busy all holiday long.
Enjoy a morning or afternoon session in the Fort Douglas adventure playground, take to the treeptops with Go Ape Dalkeith and finish off the summer experience with a day of shopping, eating and relaxing at Restoration Yard.
Camping in Scotland goes hand-in-hand with flora and fauna. Here at The Park there is no shortage of wildlife and nature to discover from the second you arrive.
You can explore this beautiful park on foot with one of our waymarked walking routes, in the heart of Midlothian. With 1,000 acres to explore, where will you start? Choose from our five waymarked trails.
Add some heritage and history to your outdoor adventures with our brand new audio tour, created in partnership with Geotourist. Spanning across 12 notable points of Dalkeith Country Park, the audio tour will allow you to venture into the past and walk in the footsteps of those who came before.
You can even get acquainted with The Park’s feathered friends using our handy bird watcher’s guide created by our very own Park Ranger, Kieran Playfair.
Festival Goers (and performers!)
Love the city’s festivals, but want to get that outdoorsy feeling too? Then consider packing light and choosing Dalkeith Country Parks’ Edinburgh Festival Fringe accommodation – camping!
Opt for a pre-pitched tent to save on festival packing space. Our lovely team will have your tent up and ready for your arrival with air beds in tow. Campsite facilities include a reception cabin, where you can check in between 3pm to 6pm as well as a toilet & shower block with washing up facilities.
With bus routes from Edinburgh to Dalkeith stopping at the festivals main venues such as, George Square, Bristo Square and The Pleasance, it couldn’t be easier!
Perhaps you take the summer holidays as an opportunity to slow down and just enjoy the little things. We can definitely get on board with that!
Opt for a long weekend filled with all things wonderful with our friends at Restoration Yard. Campers can enjoy a full cooked breakfast and hot drink of their choice in The Kitchen for just £10 – yippee.
After your delicious breakfast head over to The Store. It’s less boutique, and more curated emporium. We guarantee you can spend a whole afternoon in there. Post shopping spree, opt for ice cream from The Larder and a leisurely stroll along the Yellow Trail.
Book Your Pitch
The campsite at Dalkeith Country Park is open from 14 July to 28 August 2023. You can choose from various sized pitches as well as pre-pitched tents. We can’t wait to welcome you to our little slice of the world this summer.
Getting HereOpen Google Maps
The Park entrance is less than five minutes from Edinburgh City By-pass. The main vehicle entrance is King’s Gate, a left turn shortly after Sheriffhall Roundabout on the A6106. The Park postcode is EH22 1ST or you can find it on what3words. Larger vehicle drivers please be aware this entrance has a height restriction of 2.7m so you’ll need to enter via Town Gate.
Cars can also enter and must exit The Park via Town Gate which can be found on Dalkeith High Street. Postcode for your Sat Nav is EH22 2NA. The What3words for this entrance are:///uptown.cactus.takeovers
There is a £3 charge for parking – pay online or by card when you arrive.
We recommend you cycle to The Park through Town Gate, off the A6094 or Smeaton Gate, which is closest to the National Cycle Route. The Park postcode is EH22 1ST.
If you’re travelling from Edinburgh to Dalkeith, jump on a Lothian Bus number 3, 33 or 49 to Dalkeith High Street. Dalkeith Country Park is then a short five to 10 minutes walk away.
The main pedestrian entrance to The Park is Town Gate (postcode EH22 2NA). You can then follow our footpath into The Park.
There are regular trains from the Borders and Edinburgh City Centre to Eskbank Station, a 25 minute walk from The Park. Or jump on the number 40 Lothian Bus from the station to Dalkeith High Street. From Dalkeith High Street it’ll take about five to 10 minutes to walk to The Park.